Mar. 21, 2014 @ 05:00 AM


DURHAM — James Louis Luxton passed away Wednesday morning, March 19, 2014 at his home in Durham, NC.

He was the son of the late John Virgil and Fannie "Bud" Smith Luxton and was born February 4, 1923 in Chatham County and he grew up in Lee County.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce Clark Luxton; his children: son, James "Jim" Virgil Luxton of Chapel Hill, son, Donald Keith and his wife MaryBeth Luxton of Charlotte and daughter, Marianne Luxton and her husband Michael Pickett of Maui, HI. His grandchildren are Lindsay Denise Luxton, Gregory B. Luxton of Boone and David M. Pickett of Maui, Hawaii. His great-grandchild is Kylie Luxton of Boone.

Louis is also survived by his sisters, Gracie McLeod and Helen Williams of Sanford. He was preceded in death by brothers and sisters, Maggie Ellis, Coy Luxton, Fred Luxton Sr, Hayden Luxton, Huey Luxton, Jesse Luxton, J.V. Luxton, Charles Luxton, Lillian Moore, Corina Wicker, Viola Kelly and Barbara Potter.

Louis lived with his wife Joyce at the Emerald Pond Retirement community on Pickett Road. He will be remembered for his calmness, patience, generosity and his passion for Tarheel sports. He was a long-term member of Ephesus Baptist Church where he served as a deacon, Sunday school teacher and as leader of the RA Boys program. Louis enjoyed all kinds of sports and over his life loved to hunt, golf, fish and he played baseball and basketball.

Louis served in the US Navy during WWII and worked making ice cream and in the blow mold division of Long Meadow Dairy in Chapel Hill and Durham. He retired after 42 years.

Louis leaves the world a better place for having been in it. He will be missed.

Visitation will be held on Friday, March 21 from 6-8 pm at Walker's Funeral Home in Chapel Hill.

The funeral service will be held Saturday, March 22 at 2:00 pm at Ephesus Baptist Church in Chapel Hill. Burial will occur immediately after the service.

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CAMERON — Irma A. Zitzmann Vogt, 74, of Cameron, died Thursday (3/20/14) at her home.

She was born in New York City, N.Y., on Sept. 3, 1939, to the late Emil Zitzmann and Kathe Steffans Zitzmann. She had lived in Cameron for 22 years coming from Long Island, N.Y., where she served as a CCD teacher. She was a member of St. Stephen The First Martyr Roman Catholic Church.

She is survived by her husband, Helmut Andrew Vogt; two sons, Andy Vogt of North Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Ronald Vogt and wife Kathleen of Manorville, N.Y.; four daughters, Susan Hintze and husband Jim of Manorville, N.Y., Cynthia Gladden and husband Donald of Aurora, Colo., Mary Bridschge and husband George of Cameron, and Melinda Chiocchio and husband Jerry of Miller Place, N.Y.; two sisters, Norma Bloom and Mildred Evans, both of Florida; and 15 grandchildren.

Funeral mass will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Stephen The First Martyr Roman Catholic Church with Father Hector LaChapelle, M.S. officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at the church during a reception.

Memorials may be made to The Foundation of FirstHealth Hospice, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, N.C. 28374.

Condolences may be made at

Arrangements are by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, Inc.


SANFORD — Larry Leonard McNeill, 46, of 116 Charlin Drive, Sanford, died Wednesday (3/19/14) in Lumberton. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Knotts Funeral Home.


SANFORD — Funeral service for Mary Ethel Gunter Jones, 87, who died Sunday (3/16/14), was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Emmanuel Congregational Christian Church by Don Luellen. Burial followed at Buffalo Cemetery.

During the service, the congregation sang and soloist was Marcia Hamilton. Organist was Rosemary Parten.

Pallbearers were George Brannon, Christopher Little, Tony Little, Bryson McAdams, Chris Roberts and Charles Wicker.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Emmanuel Congregational Christian Church, 1089 Wilkins Drive, Sanford, N.C. 27330 and Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Life Center, 1406 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, N.C. 28401.

Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements were by Rogers-Pickard Funeral Home.


BEAR CREEK — Ervin Frank Murdock, 87, of 4881 Old U.S. 421 South, Bear Creek, died Wednesday (3/19/14) at Chatham Hospital in Siler City. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Knotts & Son in Siler City.


SILER CITY — Isaiah Franklin Price, 91, of 545 Billy Fitz Road, Siler City, died Sunday (3/16/14) at Chatham Hospital in Siler City.

Funeral service will be held today at 3 p.m. at Gee’s Grove AME Zion Church. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

He is survived by two sons, Jimmy Price (Gladys) and Harold Price; two daughters, Lois Price Butler and Shawn Price; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 20 great-great-grandchildren; and several brothers and sisters.

Arrangements are by Knotts and Son Funeral Home in Siler City.


SHALLOTTE — Johnna Jean McBryde Do, 51, of Shallotte, died Sunday (3/16/14).

Funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Rogers-Pickard Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Buffalo Cemetery.

Born in Danville, Va., she was a daughter of the late Johnny Pate McBryde and Betty Jean Honeycutt McBryde.

She is survived by her daughter, Shonna Campus; sister, Wendy Nova McBryde Holden; brother, Johnathon Edward McBryde; one grandchild; and nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends beginning at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home prior to the funeral service.

Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements are by Rogers-Pickard Funeral Home.


GOLDSTON — Everette Lewis (Rabbit) Hayes, 80, of 2613 St. Luke Church Road, Goldston, died Thursday (3/20/14) at Duke Durham Regional Hospital in Durham. Arrangements are pending by LHorton Community Funeral Home.